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Pharaohs Gulo Gulo
Product code: AC1653
Robbers raided Pharaoh Anopheles' grave a long time ago and stole all
the valuable scarab beetles. Since then, his mummy has restlessly roamed
the pyramid corridors, scaring away anyone who dares intrude. Courageous
heroes are the only ones who can free the mummy of the curse. Only those
who possess the precious scarabs and can creep through the dark tunnels
past the scary mummy all the way to the burial chamber stand a chance of
breaking the mummy curse. Whoever hurries through the maze without being
careful will attract the furious mummy and quickly find themselves right
back at the pyramid entrance. Many adventurers have already tried and
failed miserably. Can you get rid of the mummy's curse?
Pharaoh's Gulo Gulo, a reimplementation of the 2003 game Gulo Gulo,
challenges players to make their way through a desert, then through the
Pharaoh's pyramid. Before the game begins, players lay out face-down
tiles on the desert path, in the pyramid, and in the mummy's burial
chamber. The mummy figure starts outside the burial chamber, and the
players start at the beginning of the desert.
On a turn, a player first explores the tomb either by flipping over the
closet tile that has not yet been revealed, or by choosing the color of
a desert or pyramid tile that's been revealed. The player then digs for
the color chosen or revealed on the tile in a wooden bowl. This bowl
contains twenty "boulders" (wooden spheres) and a thin Pharaoh's staff
that's placed standing up in the bowl. If the player successfully
removes a boulder of the proper color without the Pharaoh's staff or
another boulder falling out of the bowl, that player moves — either
forward or backward — to the next space on the path of that color. If
the player lands on a scarab space, they take a scarab token and place
it in front of themself (with a maximum of four scarabs for a player).
If the player creates a landslide by dropping a boulder or causing the
staff to fall and touch the table, that player must retreat to the
starting desert space (if in the desert) or the pyramid entrance (if in
the pyramid). (You refill the bowl with all the boulders should someone
cause a landslide or when all the boulders of one color have been
If the player lands on a tile showing one or more mummy heads, the mummy
advances that many spaces, moving again if it lands on a tile showing
mummy heads. If the mummy passes a player or lands on the same space as
one, that player must discard a scarab or retreat immediately to the
pyramid entrance. The mummy roams back and forth from burial chamber to
entrance, so you'll encounter it at least once!
A player must have at least two scarabs to enter the burial chamber,
after which the player must complete two boulder grabs in a row based on
the tiles in that chamber. The first player to do so wins!
Eclectic Games, Reading - Wed Jan 16 12:49:21 GMT 2019 [web4]